The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Japan and UNOPS improve access to critical health services in Jordan
To support Jordan’s Royal Medical Services, UNOPS rehabilitated and equipped three critical health facilities with funding from the government of Japan.
The one-year project helped strengthen the operational capacity of the Royal Medical Services (RMS) to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and provide critical health services to Jordanians and Syrian refugees.
“In response to COVID-19 ramifications, the role of RMS is becoming increasingly crucial in Jordan’s healthcare system,” said H.E. Shimazak Kaoru, Ambassador of Japan to Jordan.
“We would like to express our sincere appreciation to RMS for their efforts in providing essential medical and humanitarian services, not only to vulnerable Jordanians but also to Syrian refugees to mitigate the various impacts of COVID-19,” he added.
Works included rehabilitating and equipping the emergency department at King Hussein Medical Centre in Amman. The intensive care units of hospitals in Tafileh and Karak were also rehabilitated, and six isolation units were upgraded.
“This occasion is a testament to the strong partnership between the government of Jordan, Royal Medical Services, the government – and the people – of Japan, and UNOPS in supporting Jordan’s health sector and its capacities,” said Muhammad Usman Akram, Director of UNOPS Multi-Country Office in Amman.
The project follows the successful completion of a previous partnership between the government of Japan, UNOPS and the Royal Medical Services where UNOPS helped rehabilitate and equip the female surgical, pediatric and renal dialysis facilities in the King Hussein Medical Centre in Amman.